GJ’s Trevor Olkowski wins seventh tourney title
Trevor Olkowski shot a 69 at Dalton Ranch Golf Course to win the Durango Invitational for his seventh tournament win of the year. The Grand Junction senior helped lead the Tigers to the team victory with a 2-over par total of 216.
Fruita Monument tied with Montrose at 231 for second place.
Canon Olkowski placed second and was the only other player under par at 1-under-par 71.
Glen-Michael Mihavetz was third at even par, and Fruita Monument senior Jason Coffey finished fourth at 74. Durango’s Lucas Robbins was fifth at 75.
Grand Junction’s Blake Schneiter and Fruita Monument’s Blake Anderson tied for sixth at 78.
The high school golf season is winding down and teams will be at regionals early next week hoping to qualify for the state tournament. Grand Junction, Fruita Monument and Central will be in Denver on Sept. 20. Montrose and other area Class 4A teams will play at Adobe Creek in Fruita for regionals on Sept. 19. Class 3A Western Slope teams will be in Delta.
Palisade (3-4, 2-0 Western Slope League) picked up its second league win of the season, beating Rifle 25-8, 25-16, 25-10.
Emily Tucker led the Bulldogs with 11 kills and Alexandra MacAskill added eight.
Gracey Higman had 32 assists, Abby Thiessen chipped in 15 digs and Emily Tucker added another 11 digs for Palisade.
Jessie Bellmire closed out the match for the Bulldogs with the final two kills.
Montrose 3, Grand Junction 0: Montrose cruised to a win over Grand Junction, 25-15, 25-19, 25-16 in the Southwestern League opener for both teams.
Allie Freeburg had 10 kills and three service aces, Bryce Gatt added 10 kills and Lauren Peterson added 14 digs for the Indians (6-2, 1-0 SWL). Katie Casebier added four aces and Micaiah Nichols eight kills as Montrose won its third straight match. The Tigers (5-3, 0-1) have lost three straight.
Miguel Peralta scored five goals for Glenwood Springs during the Demons 6-1 nonleague home victory against Central. The Warriors (0-4) scored their first goal of the season in the game.
Also getting on the scoreboard for the first time was Palisade (0-5), which lost 9-2 to Roaring Fork in Carbondale.